Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.3
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia and Turkey are strategic partners not only in the region, but also on the international arena, chairman of Georgian parliament David Usupashvili said on Nov.3 in Tbilisi.
He made the remarks after the meeting with chairman of Turkey's Grand National Assembly (parliament) Cemil Cicek.
He thanked Turkey for supporting Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty, adding that this country was supporting and supports Georgia's integration into the European Union and NATO.
"This is the first visit of chairman of Turkish parliament to Georgia in the last 20 years. We had friendly and fruitful working meeting, during which we reiterated our commitment to our strategic cooperation course," Usupashvili said.
"We emphasized the effective and close cooperation between our countries at the level of presidents and prime ministers and agreed to intensify the relations between the parliaments of our countries as well."
He said Turkey's government intends to contribute to maintaining peace and stability in South Caucasus, especially, in the peaceful settlement of conflicts in the region.
Cicek, for his part, said the bilateral relations between Georgia and Turkey are an example for the whole world.
"Stability and well-being in Georgia is very important for Turkey, since the two countries are neighbors in the region. Peace, progress and stability in the region are important for us," Cicek said.
He also emphasized the importance of the projects that are being implemented by Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, especially, the project for construction of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.
Edited by CN